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Ajuga - Burgundy Glow / Size 1
Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy Glow'


 
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Our Price: $6.50

Product Code: AJUBUR1

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Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy Glow'


Overall Description


Burgundy Glow Ajuga is a wonderfully colored dense groundcover type plant that is a perfect choice for many locations that are generally tough to find suitable plant varieties for - i.e. heavy shade, poor soils, minimal rainfall / moisture, etc.

Has multi seasonal interests, starting with a beautiful mix of Dark hunter green & burgundy / purple colored foliage that is extremely dense. Occasionally there have even been some white foliage observed, which gives the plant a tri-color appearance. As spring progresses, generally in May & June, blue / purple colored flowers are produced on small 6" - 7" spikes. Flowers occur in decent numbers, and look especially impressive in mass planting situations where there are a higher number of plants to bloom at one time.

Burgundy Glow Ajuga will readily spread in most planting locations, and is particularly useful to help prevent erosion due to the extreme foliage density, and well developed root system. little to no maintenance required by this variety also make it a very attractive choice for many homeowners.



Plant Facts & Specifications


--Mature Height : 5" - 6"

--Mature Width : 8" - 14"

--Growth rate :
Slow to moderate ( 3" - 6" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones :
4 - 10 ( tolerates a wide range of temperature conditions )

--Sun Exposure :
Full to partial sun - prefers mostly shade, but will thrive in full sun as well. Color is actually slightly better in partly to mostly shade.

--Soil Preference :
Average to slightly sandy - well drained. Tolerates a wide range, but prefers soil with good drainage, and some organic matter added.

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Evergreen to semi-evergreen in colder climates. Mixture of dark hunter greens, purplish burgundy colored foliage with an occasional lighter creamy white colored leaf here & there, giving the plant an almost tri-colored appearance at times. Leaves have a heavier, almost leatherlike look & feel to them.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Flowers - bright blue flowers are produced atop 6" - 7" tall spikes that begin to appear in mid spring ( May & June here in East TN ).........earlier in warmer climates, and slightly later in cooler ones..

--Diseases / Insects
: No real problems have been observed or reported with Burgundy Ajuga, other than occasional crown rot if kept too wet & swampy with inadequate drainage, or covered with fallen leaves / pine needles in fall & winter. Removal of excess leaves / needles with a rake in fall is recommended to prevent this situation from occurring.

--Recommended Spacing :
Approximately 12" apart for most typical groundcover applications where complete coverage is the goal. Otherwise, no real spacing recommendations to mention.

--Deer Resistance Rating :
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--Fertilization / Feeding :
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.


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